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CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 1:00pm EST
with you. i want to talk about what you do for america and also what america needs to do for all of you. from day one this has been a mission of mine, along with the vice president's i wife, dr. jill biden, my dear, dear friend and blue star mom herself, who has been a tireless advocate in support of our extraordinary national guard and reserve members and their families, jill and i have been working hard on this. one of the first things that we wanted to do was to first listen and learn. so with many of you we had a series of round table discussions -- roundtable discussions, thank you-all with our military spouses. we met with deborah and sandy and other wives of the joint chiefs to get their advice and guidance on how to develop our initiatives. that was incredibly helpful. we also met with the senior enlisted advisors wives to discuss what's working in the ranks and what also can be improved. these conversations gave jill and i just really critical guidance and insight for what would be our subsequent visits to bases and military communities around the country. and as i think back o
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 5:00pm EST
to the united states of america throughout its history. haiti sent troops to fight with the american patriots who were fighting for their innocence against great britain and -- independence against great britain. in savannah, the battle of savannah, many haitians lost their lives which was one of the turning points of the columnists turning the tide against the british army. many valiant haitians died for our independence and actually during history when haitian military had a 12-year war with napoleon's army, haiti defeated the great napoleon's military and therefore france was in need of finances and france at that time controlled the louisiana territory. it was because of haiti's defeat of france and their need for cash that the united states was able to buy the louisiana territory, the same as the louisiana purchase, which therefore opened the west to the united states and louis and clark then went throughout the continent. so if you look at it, haiti has had a tremendous amount to do with our development as a nation and so we now owe a responsibility and i believe to our long-standing fr
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
little rock. nebraska road graders made in north america will have a north little rock tag on it. and the future of our country -- we will have a current -- census. by the middle of the century of looks like we will be pushing somewhere in the neighborhood of a half a billion folks spirit are tracked -- billion folks. we are excited about the innovation the administration is looking at in terms of reprivatizing funding. . >> thank you, thanks for all your leadership in arkansas. as i said, the president, vice- president and other members of the cabinet will be making some announcements about high-speed rail. there have been some very strong proposals from many different regions around the country on high-speed rail. high-speed rail is coming to america and is coming to america because of the $8 billion, which is a billion times more than we have ever had at dot because of president obama's vision and vice-president biden's vision on this. they have that inserted in the economic recovery plan because they know that is what americans want. i think when you see the role out of the h
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 12:00pm EST
. what is our policy currently in latin america and how different is it from the bush administration? >> we really don't have a policy to latin america. that is not a fault of the obama administration. the euna states needs universal bilateral policies in certain regions. there are many long past policies for the night states -- the united states need to direct -- differentiate among different countries in the hemisphere. we have different priorities now. we are slow in washington on the hill and in the white house to come to that understanding. host: what is the political landscape in latin america? how has the landscape changed politically down there? guest: there is a much more diverse ideological group of countries such as venezuela and ecuador and bolivia which are not very friendly to the united states or to the market economy. on the other hand, we have a prpragmatic president likelula in central america. we have the problem of cuba and we have a terrible problem with haiti. host: on the issue of haiti, there is an article about a question of commitment and can the united stat
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
worldwide, 71,000 employed in north america. that translates to about 90 plants worldwide. we also read in the "wall street journal" that ford is to begin hiring at new, lower wages. guest: basically, we have a contract with the uaw. we are building a new vehicle in chicago, new people coming into the company. the idea to be competitive is to build things in the u.s., to build them well, otherwise, it will threaten manufacturing. the big story is we will be building a new vehicle in chicago. host: do you see a lot more jobs coming in the future? guest: right now, we need to protect the jobs that we have. we are working on our plan for the next few years, but it is always about being competitive. that is something we are striving to stay on top of. host: first phone call for susan cischke th. caller: my question has to do with the economics. it seems there is too much focus on the price of gas and not enough on the actual cost of the car. i would like to make a suggestion to all the companies. come off with a single seater commuter car. hopefully, it can be priced around $6,000. if you l
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 1:00pm EST
immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused, and perhaps these facts are not well-known to you, but i thought i'd remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now, while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did in fact veto any changes that we made in economic policy . that economic policy, which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the brucks under the economic poll -- bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue because in fact the proposals that you have made essentially mirror the proposals that were made in
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 10:00am EST
and to be dean of the school public service as we down here in texas work to prepare america's newest greatest generation for service to the country. host: come back again, ambassador. we will have coverage of the state of the union address beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we will take a look back at past state of the union addresses. around a 30 5:00 p.m. eastern the state of the union procedures would get under way. the house speaker nancy pelosi will call the house to order. -- at around 8:35 p.m. then around a few minutes before 9:00 p.m. the first lady and others are escorted into the gallery. the gop response will be with the newly inaugurated bob macdonald. learning lessons from last year's response from then- governor, republican gov. bob region will -- from the floor of the virginia house of delegates run by an audience of about 350 that includes small business owners, legislators, and military members. coverage as well of gop response. thanks for watching. . . [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of represent
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
, indeed demand, the contempt and condemnation of everyone in america. they deserve immediate action by those who accorded him his broadcast platform and whose silence and inaction thus far can only be described as a disgrace. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman yields back his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from missouri, mr. aiken is designated for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. aiken: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. aiken: good afternoon. we once again find ourselves here in the -- on the floor of the u.s. congress and the subject before us, in spite of considerable various events that have been of great interest to people yesterday, i'm thinking of the election of in massachusetts, there still remains the question of health care. there's discussion with the new political rearraignments that it may be the house will take up and just pass the bill passed by the senate. that is one possibility, which of course would require the bill not to have to go back to t
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 1:00pm EST
new markets abroad as well. if you want to create a job here in america, small business. host: will his proposals find a welcome ear on capitol hill? guest: i think it will. i think the president gave us a good prescription of how to move forward on how to continue to increase the opportunities for americans businesses to create jobs. host: the president called for increase in our exports. what are some of the barriers to americans exporting more of their products overseas? guest: you heard the president mention, the fact that too many countries that have agreements with us aren't respecting those agreements and aren't enforcing the provisions while we do a very good job of trying to abide by the rules and offer those foreign companies opportunities in our country to sell their goods. too many countries abroad aren't respecting our products, our workers and allowing their markets to be open to our goods. and so, we have to make sure if we're going to sign an agreement, both parties live up to it. and times we have seen in the past several years that the trade agreements open u
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
of america on what the federal government will should be on expanding high-speed internet in the u.s. the final new jersey state of the commonwealth address. he was defeated last election by the federal prosecutor. this is a courtesy of the jersey network television. [applause] thank you. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you. please, please. it is very nice of you. thank you. [applause] thank you very much and good afternoon. happy new year to everybody. it is great to be with you. warm welcome on the inauguration of the two of the 14th legislative session. let me especially welcome the new legislative leadership team. you are a terrific group unti. i have great respect for your stepping up in these difficult times. these challenges have always offered the opportunity and i know you will accept that because you have great capacity to leave. i congratulate you and god speed. majority leader's, minority leaders, justices of the supreme court, members of the assembly and senate, members of the cabinet, honored guests and fellow new jerseyians, thank you for j
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
is something we just have to live with? why don't we make anything in america anymore? and why is it so hard to pass a health-care bill that guarantees americans held the lives instead of guaranteeing insurance companies healthy product -- profits? as i travel from city to city, i heard a sense of resignation from middle-class americans. people laid off for the first time in their lives asking, what did i do wrong? i came away shaken by the sense that the very things that make america great are now in danger. what makes us unique among nations is that in america, working people are the middle class. we built our middle-class in the 20th-century through hard work, through struggle, and visionary political leadership. but a generation of destruction economic policies has eroded that progress and now threatens our very identity as a nation. today on every coast and in between, working women and working man are joining the middle class and to protect and rebuilding it. we pray for political leadership ready to fight for the kind of america we want to lead to our children. and again, the forces o
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 1:00pm EST
to add mitt that. well that's not what a lot of folks in america say. i think the last rasmussen poll had in popularity, we were 22%. tea parties 35 and democrats 32. so we clearly have a gap between the american people and party. and i think it's the responsibility of the national chair and chairs around the country to fix that. and the way you begin to do it is to acknowledge this is where we've made mistakes when you grow government and spend money and go against the principals so important to defining the party for generations you walk away and create problems and we sought results in 2006 and 2002348 losses at the pole and loss of confidence and faith in the party and so i think now we have an opportunity once we acknowledge where we've gone wrong and stand firmly on principals and lead into the future with positive ideas and a new direction. the american people will come to us and i think we've seen that in new jersey and virginia with their elections. host: you talk about the tea party groups in your book right now. are they the future of the republican party? guest: they are to
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 10:00am EST
. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has agreed to h.con.res. 3145 in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, madam, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2h of rule 206 the rules of the u.s. house of representatives the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate january 21 at 5:20 p.m., that the senate passed h.r. 3462. with best wishes, signed, sincerely, lorraine c. miller, clerk of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bills. the clerk: an
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 1:00pm EST
attest that these men and women were among the finest america has to offer. they did not shy from the dangers that they knew existed and they believed in the mission that they were asked to perform. they worked tirelessly in an environment that is always dangerous. i'm proud of the work that they did and the work that their colleagues continue to do today to keep our country safe. the officers who died in khost were true professionals. they were savvy officers who relied on years of experience to make judgments and to calculate risk. these men and women were deployed to an any of great danger and hardship and they did so knowing that the worst could happen. but they did it anyway because we as a nation are relying on them and colleagues like them to make the united states safe from the threat of terrorism. i realize that many people have a distorted vision of what it means to be part of a c.i.a. family. movies and books have made the life of a c.i.a. officer seem exciting. it wasn't until i joined the intelligence committee that i fully understood the unique sacrifices that the me
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 1:00pm EST
together. haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home we have to be there for them in their hour of need. despite the fact that we are experiencing tough times here at home, i would encourage those americans who want to support the urgent humanitarian efforts to go to whitewhite house.gov where you can learn how to contribute. we must be prepared for difficult hours and days ahead as we learn about the scope of the tragedy. we'll be resolution in our response and i pledge to the people of haiti you will have a friend and partner in the united states of america today and going forward. may god bless the people of haiti and those working on their behalf. thank you very much. >> president obama, from shortly after 10:00 eastern this morning. the associated press writing that haitians are piling bodies along their devastated streets of their capital, port-au-prince, the president there saying he believes thousands of people are dead. shortly after the president made his comment the state department gave further details on u.s. relief, including comments about usaid part
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 1:00pm EST
-boggling to america, who has no sense of history -- [laughter] -- that they would be obsessing about this bill. i have no doubt that this will be another pandora's box that will inevitably be opened. there will be millions of south koreans and north koreans holding property deeds for land in north korea. my mother-in-law was born in orchards, you know, a wealthy landowner, and she knows where she lived. i think this is going to be another difficult issue to resolve, and given that they have had 65 years to get it right with japan and have not gotten it right, that does not make me very optimistic that they will be able to resolve this in a quick or efficient manner. i do not think it will be able to have this blanket declaration of new claims to be taken. i do not think that will fly. they will have to find some way to accommodate and i do not know how they are going to do that at this point. add that to the list of headaches. >> time for one last question if any remain. there was one back here. >> i know it is a big topic, but in terms of the political culture that varies so vastly between north and
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 10:00am EST
of barack obama and the democratic party. i think it is a really good thing that america is waking up. that they are saying through this because of the tyrannical dictatorships, the way that nancy pelosi and harry reid are trying to push this through against the will of the american people. if mr. brown loses the election, this jamming the health care down the throats of the american people is nothing compared to what they are going to do. they will find some crisis, some way, that they will continue to keep the power and before we know it, we will have a hammer and sickle for a flag over the white house. host: san francisco, good morning. caller: good morning. it is a wonderful morning when we can have massachusetts, a historical stake, help us, the american people, to fight what we see here. we have been so betrayed, we feel. this nation is in a mess. we all remember what happened when we went into this financial crisis. we know that president clinton put out a law which changed what existed in the banking system. then he put in larry summers to deregulate everything. that is when o
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 5:00pm EST
, and in latin america. i want to thank them for their immediate response, and just know that we are supporting your continued work to assist those affected by this calamity. let me conclude by saying before i ask members to come speak that today we just passed, and i am very pleased that the house of representatives passed in a bipartisan way a resolution as relates to haiti that sets forth not only our response in terms of our solidarity with the haitian people in committing ourselves to what ever it takes during the search and rescue mission, but also for a long term and sustained effort on behalf of our country to help haiti recover and rebuild. this was a resolution that was put together in a bipartisan way. i have to thank our speaker, nancy pelosi, and mr. cliburn, our whip, who is now the designated liaison on haiti from the speaker's office. also mr. hoyer and the republican leadership for working together to put together a positive, strong, and good resolution that passed on a bipartisan basis with one no vote. let me ask congressman payne to come forward. >> thank you very much. let
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 5:00pm EST
prize. in 2006, the financial times named him the most influential commentator in america and they were definitely on to something. it is remarkable how much charles has contributed to the lexicon and coined phrases like the reagan doctrine and described the era u.s. influence and dominance and democratic realism to sum up his view of international relations since september 11. many of of us have read his columns and found ourselves saying yes, that is exactly right. that's because his writings, and thinking is so clear that it crystalizes our own thoughts perfectly. charles is not just a commentator. more than any journalist today he is the aha moments because he gives voice to what so many of us believe. i believe we would would all be poor in thought without his comments and also less free. thank you charles for honoring us today for the sixth margaret thatcher freedom lecture. please welcome charles krauthammer. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you, kim, for that kind flukes. i feel when i hear my checkered past recalled, i should respond, especially to the mondale bit. peop
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 10:00am EST
doubled the number of british experts. secretary clinton has announced that america is now trickling the numbers of american civilians deployed. i urge other countries to follow this lead. to help deliver this coordinated military and civilian search across the many countries involved, i welcome the appointments that are being made. the new senior nato civilian representative, the u.n. secretary general representative in afghanistan soon to be followed by a new eu representative, also. i have described our shared strategy as one as afghan ization. as they become stronger, we can hand over to them the responsibility of tackling terrorism and extremism and our forces can start to come home. it will take time, but i believe that the conditions set out in the plan we will sign up today will be back sooner than many expect and as a result, the process of handling district by district will start later this year. this will not signal an end to our support for afghanistan. i know none of this -- none of us wants to repeat the mistakes of the past. it will mark the beginning of a new phase in
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
president of the national sheriffs association representing over 3 ,084 sheriffs across america. we go towards the end, all the good things have already been said. i fully support everything that we have worked collectively at and the important thing for everyone to see here this is the entire first responder community that has come together to unite to see that we have the importance of gaining the d-block to add it to what has already been allocated to the public safety spectrum. or whether you are a large or small agency, you have the important need for communication and sharing of information. and we must make sure that it goes truly interoperable, border to border and coast to coast. the national sheriffs office and the national sheriffs association fully endorses and supports congress to allocate the d-block to the public safety portion of our spectrum. thank you. >> i would like to introduce the major county sheriffs. >> the major county sheriffs firmly behind this project and we know that all of law enforcement has come together here. we have major city chiefs and national sher
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
pledged america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti and the immediate effort to save lives and deliver relief and in the long term effort to rebuild. the president and i agree that it is essential that these efforts are well coordinated among the united states and the government of haiti with the united nations which continues to play an essential role and with the many international borders and aid organizations now on the ground. meanwhile, american resources continue to arrive in haiti. search and rescue efforts continue to work pulling people out of the rubble. our teams have saved both the lives of american citizens and haitian citizens often under extraordinarily difficult situations. this morning, the aircraft carrier, the uss carl vinson, a ride along with helicopters that will be critical. they are preparing to move badly needed water, food, and other lifesaving supplies to priority areas in port-au-prince. food, water, and medicine continues to rise. at the airport, help continues to float in not just from the united states but from brazil, mexico, c
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 10:00am EST
in the pledge. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, is recognized for one minute. mr. faleomavaega: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: madam speaker , it is my great honor and pleasure to welcome the reverend to the chamber today. reverend samuel, as he's properly known in our smowan community, is from -- samoan community, is from my home district in american samoa. he's part of the congregational christian church in american samoa. he was appointed secretary to the partnership consultation committee of the administrative initiative of the church of christ. he was ordained in the mid 1990's where he became pastor of the bread of life church in honolulu prior to becoming secretary of the ccas. to my knowledge he is the first american samoan to give the prayer to the house.
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 1:00pm EST
america. senior adviser, treasury secretary and dr. larry summers will convene a discussion on jobs and the economy while the mayors are here in town. on wednesday, january 20, first lady michelle obama will deliver remarks to the u.s. conference on the mayor' 78th winter meeting and discuss the launch of a major initiative to address childhood obesity and the impact it has on the health of the nation and communities around the country. with that -- >> on haiti, secretary clinton said this morning that the united states is providing a lot of the glue that is keeping people together and begin to do what governments have to do and the president said this is one of these moments that calls out for american leadership. is the u.s. government essentially in charge of haiti at least for the foreseeable future? >> no. obviously, you know haiti is governed by a sovereign haitian government. we have been in contact, our administration has been in contact with the haitian government as they have with governments around the world in seeking and requesting the type of assistance that our nation
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 10:00am EST
accompanyment. same for america. i'd like to again sound a note of great optimism. when where he -- i've been in haiti for 25 years. for the first 15 years of my engagement and our engagement we did not do this the right way. we had a lot of good will. we built a hospital. we're very proud of it. i was there sunday morning. it was spotless. there were people lying on the floor who had been tended to and had casts and were boston op. all the beds were full. i was very proud and all of us are but what we really needed to do over the last decade, how can we do the same thing in the public health sector with the ministry of health and we did. and we created thousands of jobs and strengthened and rebuilt these public hospitals. that's an m.o. that i endorse not because we did it but because it's an effective way of addressing this lack of capacity in the public sector. i think the same can be said -- and it's more difficult with agriculture, of course, because knows are privately held fields in many of them. n.g.o.'s have to do this. meaning what? support the weak public sector. one of my colleagu
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
america. this health care thing, transparency, i give mr.. lamb credit for sending that letter today. you tell me which party is protecting our country. i would love to support that person. host: get caller mentioned a letter sent by c-span requesting our cameras in future negotiations on health care legislation. you can read that letter online at c-span.org. regarding possible changes in the wake of flight to 253 bombing, the president is standing by his two directors, leon panetta, and the director of national intelligence. california. go ahead. caller: we need to look at the end product of the philosophy. it is a risk where you decide who can come into your country and everybody else is excluded. that is the only way we will truly be said. host: we will have more calls tomorrow morning on "washington journal", and you will have a chance to see the president's comments spurred we will show them again at 8:00 p.m. eastern, here on c-span. the house was in session today, the start of the second session. no real business today. that will resume all week from today on january 12. live cover
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 10:00am EST
: please join me in the pledge. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mrs. capps: mr. speaker, i rise today in part of the wall street bonus tax act. it would right a terrible wrong. right now dozens of financial institutions responsible for the economic meltdown are reverting right back to their old bad habits. they're getting ready to pat themselves on the back for the great job they think they're doing by giving themselves billions of dollars in bonuses. but the thanks and the bonuses should go not to the bankers at goldman sachs and citigroup and the others, it should go back to the american people. it was the american people who stepped in and saved the banks from themse
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 5:00pm EST
jeopardy today because the united states of america through its leaders have made a mistake. made a big mistake. we have decided to give our people more than we can afford to pay for. i regret telling you, that is another way of telling you how our problem became a reality. we've come to the conclusion that we cannot pay for this debt through growth alone, and we will start with that and dispose of that rather early in our deliberations because the numbers do not add up. you cannot say we're just going to change taxes. it will not work. and last observation is to say everything is on the table. if you are not yet a member, we have two or three vacancies we want to fill. . . i want to be on this is an american citizen. i hope you think that we can. we're willing to walk -- answer questions after my good friend, dr. alice, speaks. i want to say to the board and task force members, we have -- is wonderful the to found time to come. we will have a meeting. it is my privilege to introduce my partner in this effort, dr. alice -- dr. alice rivlin. [applause] >> i share it senator pete ob
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 10:00am EST
asia and latin america. but, hold it is a picture a good deal better than we expected. why is that the case? uri has already alluded to some of the reasons. going back one year" we all did was to underestimate the debt of contraction of the global economy the materialized in the fourth quarter of 2008. we were all puzzled by the deep fault and attributed it to the fear global depression. so, to confidence factors which are very hard to gauge correctly. we have had a very strong policy response to this fear. exceptional monetary measures with interest rates cut close to zero in many advanced become is with unconventional support for banks made available. we see this as a stimulus deployed. we also see recapitalization of banks and guarantees to get the financial sector running again. this has changed fundamentals on the ground, but also confidence. it is very difficult to forecast confidence. this recovery is off to abuttera better start than expee year ago. >> we're doing well on time. the second question, do you expect the recovery to continue in 2010, and if so do expecte
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Jan 6, 2010 10:00am EST
, french -- >> you'll and those in america? >> two of them. >> i would encourage that because it is not just a language skills. it is the cultural understanding that comes along with it. there will be more and more of that requirement. one thing i learned very early in my career was that people all over the world appreciate us as americans, anybody, taking the time to learn a little bit about their language and try to speak a little bit of their language even if it is yes, no, thank you, they really do appreciate that. they actually moved from that to a level of they believe respect that you have for them because you have taken the time to do that, working to try to understand it from their perspective. i would encourage that. we continue back to where we fit in right now, a big part of the next couple of years is the execution of this afghanistan and pakistan strategy. this is not just focused on afghanistan even though that is where we have a majority of troops. we are not their library there are 42 other countries -- we are not there all alone. there are other -- there are
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 5:00pm EST
jobs and securing america. because of the leadership of john larsen, we have been focusing on innovation, recognizing innovation begins in the classroom and changing energy policy essential to it and essential to all that is health policy, all of which, bills have been passed by this house. how appropriate it was to have our issues conference be gone by keynote speech by the ceo and chairman of google to honor us with his present last night. [applause] -- with his presence last night. he gave a very patriotic speech of science, innovation, job creation, and how honored he was he was with us at the same time he was standing up courageously for freedom of expression in china and throughout the world. [applause] we also this morning -- i think he might be an italian -- wasn't that a wonderful, patriotic speech about jobs? [applause] our friends in labor and a national security workshop on small business, all in keeping with the obama agenda. so here we are this evening, we are so very honored the president is with us. as you know, we have been engaged in conversations about ho
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 1:00pm EST
we had. the house bill 3962, portable health care for america act. health care crisis as i said in michigan, look at it. the annual premiums from 2000 to 2007 rose 78.2%. your wages during that same period of time went up 4.6%. when i said you can't afford it, government can't afford it, businesses can't afford it. you can't keep up at 78%. increase over seven years when your wage has only gone up 4.6%. the average family health insurance policy now $13,375. the immediate number income in the first congressional district, our district here, $38,771. so if you had to pay $13,375. that's about 34% of your income. before taxes, before cars. they price themselves out of market. american journal of medicine reported that 62% of all bankruptcies in 2007 were related to medical expenses. a part that shocked me was 78% of these people had health insurance. they thought they had coverage. they thought they were fine. they didn't think they would be in bankruptcy. as i said one illness, one accident away from bankruptcy. the average family policy, you pay an extra $1,000 each year. $1,017
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 1:00pm EST
places on the face of the planet. but this bill is about priorities on the united states of america. we are $12 trillion in debt. we're spending $600 million a day just in interest on that debt. this congress momentarilyly is going to have to raise -- moltary is going to have to raise the debt ceiling another $1 trillion. we don't have the money to do this. currently the national park service has an estimated $9 billion in backlog. $9 billion that they need to help with the national parks to preserve and to upgrade what we already have in our current holding. what the president will probably say in less than eight hours, create this air of oh, we have to be a little fiscally responsible. we ought to freeze a few things. for the second time in just over a week here we are going to come and look at this bill to acquire at the cost of $40 million to $50 million property with funds that we don't have. no longer can this government continue to use the government credit card -- decide to vote in favorite of this bill although it's just an authorization, although it's not an appropriation, are
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 10:00am EST
to the news media about unemployment in america. we will have live coverage scheduled for 2:40 p.m. eastern. reaction to those jobless numbers from npr's business reporter. host: 5000 jobs lost in december. -- 85,000 jobs lost in december. guest: that is a terrible number. i think that takes everybody by surprise. that is a lousy number because we had a 11,000 lost in november. there was real hope that the economy was gaining momentum, and in recent days there has been a changing in attitude -- a few days ago people would say it may be lost 30,000 jobs in december. in recent days optimism has risen so much people thought it was up to zero or a gain. if we lost 85,000 jobs that is not encouraging at all. host: what affect will that have? what will we see happen today because of that? guest: it is important to remember these things bounce around a little bit. maybe you just had a little bit -- we got ahead of ourselves in november. maybe there was too much hiring done in november and people decided to wait and see how the economy was shaping up. maybe the trend is good but this is a one-month
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 12:00pm EST
amendment to allow people the right to speak out in america. why do we need people of courage. sometimes people to sacrifice their lives, whether those in the midst of board today were those who sacrificed their lives in america through other causes. why sometimes those things are necessary for us to have the comforts of sitting here today and having this discussion. so when whitney talk about dr. king, it is important to reflect on all of those issues, why we needed it, why we needed such a sacrifice then and why we need even more sacrifices today. so i will leave with this proposition. all of us obviously have to adhere to it, but i especially challenge those of the next generation that are in the audience. the issue is, yes, we're honoring dr. king. but i think what is even more significant from where we stand today is to give proper honor. the proper honor to days to question what movement are you going to be a part of? what movement are you going to lead? we are beset in this country in this world with as many problems that existed then, and they need to be resolved. often when you
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 1:00pm EST
america. i will say we have to think about tone. is not just on your side, by the way. it is on our side as well. this is part of what has happened in our politics. we've demonize the other side so much that when it comes to getting things done, it becomes tough to do. >> dr. tom price from georgia, and then we will have one more after that if your time permits, mr. president. >> i am having fun. this is great. [applause] >> so are we. >> tom price, georgia. >> you have repeatedly said most grisly at the state of the union -- you have repeatedly said and most recently said at a state of the union that republicans have offered no solutions. >> i do not think i have said that. i said that within the context of health care, i remember that speech well. it was only two days ago. i said i welcome ideas that might be provided. i did not say you have not provided. i said i welcome the ideas you will provide. >> multiple times from your administration, there have come statements that republicans have no ideas and new solutions. that is in spite of the fact we have offered positive solutions to a
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 1:00pm EST
in latin america, they believe the poor are poor because of the process of historical exclusion. that leads to a different solutions. in the u.s., our welfare system does have to have some work done, but it does in latin america, the emphasis is on trying to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty through linking to health and education conditions, trying to get the pork out of that process of exclusion -- to give the poor -- to get the pork out of the process of exclusion. in western europe, where the emphasis is also on work and trying to get people included in the work force through more work support activation programs, training, job readiness, etc., and a bit less on the work requirements, as in if you do not work we are going to punish you and take away the benefits, that type of thing. there is a difference of philosophy, from those different attitudes of society. in europe, latinç america, 2/3f the population are poor due to exclusion, you get different solutions coming out of those different values. another thing that the countries are interested in is the issue of im
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 5:00pm EST
to take deep breaths and think logically about this. making every man, woman, and child in america take off their shoes did not stop this. everything we do is not going to stop this. it seems the only defense we have, perhaps the best thing to do is just give everybody a gun on the airplane. if we want to take away the desire of these terrorists, perhaps we should stop launching cruise missiles and sending drones into countries and giving them a desire to join these extremist groups. host: does this incident make you more or less worried about flying? caller: there is no way i am going thru airport screening where i will be exposed to x rays that have the potential to give people cancer, take away all personal privacy, and are not going to stop one who is determined to get on an aircraft and do something like this. host: john boehner has issued a statement that is available on his website saying that the president should start reconsidering a series of things that have made us less save. he also says the christmas day bombers should be detained and tried as an enemy combat and of the un
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 10:00am EST
. ms. kaptur: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate inform the house that the senate has agreed with h.con.res 228, providing for joint session of congress to receive a message from the president. the speaker: thank you. the chair will entertain up to 10 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. the gentlewoman from ohio, for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? ms. kaptur: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. -- the speaker: thank you. ms. kapp -- ms. kaptur: thank you. goldman sachs, who has way too much special access in this city and got bailed out by the american people to the tune of billions and is now handing those over in bonuses to their executives has paid a tax
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
still regard al qaeda as a serious threat. is there another serious threat you see limning? america seems to be pointing toward iran. do you agree? >> i think international terrorism driven by islamic extremism remains a threat worldwide and in many particular countries. the rtc from iran and north -- the threats you see from iran and north korea are real. i have a great concern about the government of iran about its nuclear ambition combined with its malignant ideologies, anti- western, this is a very real danger in the world. when we are at summits and work closely with our fellow international partners we try to coordinate efforts we can to deal with these situations. these are things that you can, as a leader, loosely about. >> how worried about you are as -- how worried are you about him an israeli attack? >> i think this is something we should all be profoundly concerned about. i have expressed my concerns in the strongest possible language to our international partners. >> what are we sang directly to iran? what our are people saying to them -- what are our people saying? >>
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 10:00am EST
america by al qaeda. since our hearing, osama bin laden has boasted of al qaeda sponsorship of the christmas day attack on america. and so while al qaeda claims credit for this attack, umar farouk abdulmutallab, who i think we can describe it as a soldier in al qaeda, and not an american citizen, now enjoys the constitutional protections of an american citizen, including a lawyer, who counseled him to remain silent even though he may have information that could protect the american people from another terrorist attack. to meet this is outrageous, a kind of alice in wonderland in turning the world on a sense -- in turning common sense on its head. i urge the authorities to turn abdulmutallab where he can be held as a prisoner of war, which he is, acknowledging with some certainty and gratitude that this means he will be held and given rights far in excess of what the geneva convention requires enemy combatants or prisoners of war be given. we will stay on top of this to make sure this mistake, the failure to consult with -- to decide how to handle abdulmutallab and the decisi
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 5:00pm EST
a democrat and very proud of my party's contribution to the vitality and strength of america. i would never have had the opportunity to serve in congress had not had the support and backing of my political party in connecticut over these years. i appreciate the passion of party activists who have never ever faltered in their support of my efforts. i want to say thank you to my family for their tolerance of yet another generation of our family in the political arena. i am in specially adapted to jack elite -- to jackie for her fierce loyalty -- her unlimited capacity for empathy and the needs of others. she has truly been my anchor in these stormy political waters. there is nothing more pathetic in my view that a politician who announces their only leaving public life to spend more time with their family. the result of this announcement today, i hope will create that opportunity, but it is not the reason for my decision. i am a very late arrival in father had as many of you know. and i am told repeatedly by some of you here today that these young children of mine will grow up very fast. so w
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 10:00am EST
dream. a small business hires, also, so we want small businesses to succeed in america. what can we do? i don't know at this point, if you're asking me how can they battle against a gargantuan enterprise that benefits from being so large, it is very difficult. what you're really talking about, then, is small business assistance, tax breaks for small business. you're looking at regulatory relief that would allow them to compete in ways that the big boys can't, and all of that is on the table. it's interesting, if you look at some of the small business policies that both president bush and president obama have pursued, they believe in small business. it's just that president bush's was much more about the tax cuts, president obama, much more on the other end of believing that if you give them health with healthcare reform and you help them with some of the kind of subsidies that would allow them to get started that then they can prosper, but in this economic environment, it really comes down to working with the banks, and making sure that the banks are willing to open up the credit and s
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Jan 14, 2010 10:00am EST
the year as we embark on the long-term recovery from this tragedy. the united states of america will also force the partnerships that this undertaking demands. we'll partner with the haitian people, that includes the government of haiti, which needs our support, as they recover from the devastation of this earthquake. it also includes the manyç haitian americans who are determined to help their friends and family. and i have asked vice president biden to meet in south florida this weekend with members of the haitian american community and will responders who are mobilizing to help the haitian people. we will partnerçç with the un nations and its dedicated personnel and peacekeepers, especiallyç those from brazil o are already on the ground due to their outstanding peacekeeping efforts there. i want to say that our hearts go out to the united nations which has experienced one of the greatest losses in its history. we have no doubt that we can carry on the work that was done by so many of the u.n. effort that had been lost, and we see that theirç legacy is haiti's hope for the fut
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
america's doctor and focus of attention around the country. -- focus that attention around the country. we used to have a whole set of rules which were given out to people. if your kids out from behind the computer, go to the gym, but often that fell on deaf ears. while those are important things to do, if we are serious about turning the corner on this issue, we need everyone to be involved. we need to make this a national crisis and a national issue. it has a huge national impact. the president last night pointed out so eloquently that health- care costs for average families are continuing to skyrocket. making it very hard for families to pay their bills, the ability of small businesses to keep affordable health care is getting more and more difficult, and that often impact's their ability to keep good employees and expand their businesses. the and healthier we are -- unhealthier we are, the more costs will rise and the less competitive we are in the world. we have not only a moral obligation but i would say an economic imperative to began to make the change. let me just give you a coupl
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 1:00pm EST
have become a critical part of america's education system. today the u.s. boasts more than ,000 catholic elementary and secondary schools that educate more than two million students from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. america's catholic schools are an important educational alternative for many families. their private status provides them with the ability to have curriculum with morals and ethics. although not all of its students identify as catholic, each one receives a quality education experience filled with academic rigor, character development and spiritual lessons. catholic schools are known for their commitment to the academic and moral development of their students. their students consistently demonstrate high levels of achievement. in 2000 catholic high schools graduated 99% of their students, with the majority of these students continuing their academic careers at trade schools and other two- and four-year institutions. in the 2008-2009 school year, catholic schools maintained a 14 to 1 teacher-student ratio, giving the students the benefit of a sma
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
essential at that point. the country had no choice. >> and we had several hearings on bank of america and merrill lynch and you were involved in that decision. you were supportive of what took place with the merger of -- the acquisition of merrill by bank of america, yes or no? >> that is right that at that time i was part of an effort to try to find a solution -- private solution to merrill lynch to that point and i thought that that action at the time was necessary and appropriate, yes. >> and today you have said that, you know, you think the initial decision relative to aig and the payment to the counterparty, you think that was appropriate, you stated that strongly in your written testimony, you talk about this is in the best interest of the american people. >> i do. i do. >> we did not act to help form banks, we acted because the consequences of failing at that time in those circumstances would have been catastrophic to our economy, american families and american businesses. you think it was definitely the right decision? >> i do. >> and the staff that worked for you at the new y
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 1:00pm EST
likely happen. we have this conundrum that the places in africa and, to some extent, i am in america, whether we are talking about water basins or arid lands, wells, these are all countries where there is a map. it is provided in the book that looks at this question of oversight. from more of a macro, a global sense, we are faced with a series of problems with certain countries and their overall level of governance as it is there general inability of fragility that prevents them from being able to manage their water resources and a whole other series of resources as well. the second point i wanted to point out is that water, in most of its forms, can be classified as a common resource, sometimes called a common, and lending itself in the minds of many to the tragedy of commons. it is a tragedy to exploited to the point where it disappears. -- exploit to the point where it disappears -- . -- exploit it to the point where it disappears. i was fortunate to have my ph.d. adviser at indiana, who was doing remarkable work on this topic that showed clearly that you do not want to move into
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Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
for ourselves even though other people consider it torture, that affects our ability to act. if america is seen as a bully to torture in order to gain its own objectives, that changes who we are, and who we are has an effect on our ability to act. if others feel that we are no longer committed to our human rights standards, that hurts us. i also think the national security deliberation process in the previous administration was futilely distorted by the way in which cheney, in effect, unleashed his own chief aides to ride roughshod over the process to make sure that he achieved the goals he wanted. by the way, something donald rumsfeld was doing at the same time. if you look up the process now, it is much more rational and much more likely to come to a good resolution. what you say about obama not having as much foreign policy experience as joe biden is right. what obama has, though, is a deliver tiff gift, which -- is a deliberative gift. whether or not you agree with it, they found out this process as well as they could. host: the chief of staff for vice-president biden said that "jamie was h
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